Texas DS Natalie Gilbert Will Not Return in 2018

  0 Derek Johnson | January 22nd, 2018 | Big 12, College - Women's Indoor, News

Texas defensive specialist/libero/serving specialist Natalie Gilbert will not return to the Longhorns’ team in 2018, instead opting to focus on her graduate studies next year. Gilbert is majoring in Corporate Communication.

A 5’8″ junior this past season for Texas, Gilbert came to Austin after attending Coppell High School. She appeared in limited action as a freshman and sophomore, before playing in 21 matches in 2017.

In 44 sets of play this past year, Gilbert logged 29 digs, including a career-high of 10 against Texas Tech. She also notched four aces and four assists as a junior. Beyond her on the court play, she also was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Texas, who won the Big 12, went 27-3 last season and made the Regional Finals, has two defensive specialists/liberos returning to their 2018 roster in Claire Hahn and Autumn Rounsaville, plus what they’ll add in the recruiting class.

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